While the whole world has stopped because of the Co-vid19, so have a lot of expensive projects.
The Guardian reports that some among the biggest such “have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules“.
UK’s film and high-end television industry is worth £3.6bn and could rise now that Hollywood monsters as Matt Reeves-directed ‘The Batman’ – starring Robert Pattinson, the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’- film, set in the Harry Potter- universe, and Netflix’s second season of epic-fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ with Henry Cavill’s in the main role – “is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible“.
Two of the most popular shows on British television are ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. Back in mid-March those were the first UK productions to suspend filming.
There’s even a very likely time-frame till the production may resume as the article states that: “This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they won’t get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.”
I’m sure we’ll see some release dates pushed back but it’s good to see things are beginning to recover and soon to return to normal.
Almost two weeks ago, news that the Snyder cut will see daylight stunned the Internet.
It’s ‘Justice League’s original director Zack Snyder’s vision of the fifth film in DC Comics’ based movie universe, also known as DCEU (DC Extended Universe). It gathers Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash. The theatrical cut was around 2 hours long and severe edited due to Snyder’s withdrawal from the project. It will however premiere on HBO Max next year and it’s said to double up the fun – it’s a 4 hours long footage that has yet to be decided upon if it will be released as a movie or splitted into a 6- parts series.
To top this great announcement, Comicbook.com has learned that Henry Cavill, the actor playing the role of Superman in ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Justice League’ will make a return into the DCEU franchise. It is however, according to the same source, likely that he will be used in supporting roles or cameos, BUT they also state that “Warner Bros. and DC Comics are still figuring out where the character best fits in upcoming films“.
I can’t wait for the Snyder Cut to finally arrive and see where the DCEU will be heading. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (‘Wonder Woman 2’) should hit theaters in August and there are more DCEU- tied projects planned, among these a solo ‘Batman’ feature. The first ‘Wonder Woman’- installment, ‘Aquaman’, Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ (Oscar winner) and ‘Shazam!’ were very well received by critiques and audiences.
According to Deadline, The Witcher will premiere sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019, earlier than previous planed (2020), on Netflix.
The Witcher was made popular and known to a wider audience by CD Projekt Red – the developer of the game-series with the last title – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2015. I don’t know ONE single source to have anything bad to state about it.
However the game is based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and beside the games, there’s a tabletop game and comics based on the 8 book long fantasy series. The plot centers around Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher. Witchers are monster hunters who (with training and body modification) develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts.
Here’s a first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt, released last year. Expect “real” footage to emerge soon.
As you may have already heard: Netflix is producing an AAA fantasy series based on the The Witcher universe.
While the games have been a massive worldwide success, the project starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Justice League) as main role, is based on the novels. The teaser above provides a first look at his character – Geralt of Rivia.
The synopsis is the following: Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts..
The series aims for a 2019 release and will be exclusive attached to Netflix.
The Internet litterary exploded a couple of hours ago when it was officially announced that Henry Cavill will portrary the lead of The Witcher Nextflix- series.
Cavill has played Superman in Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman and Justice league. He can be seen in theaters with a role in Mission: Impossible Fallout.
The Witcher series for Netflix will be based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, of which there are eight. The novels became widely popular when polish game studio – CD Projekt Red – adapted the fantasy universe into video games.